What Is Hard Chrome?

Hard chrome, also known as hardchroming, hard chromium plating is a specific type of plating used to create a layer of highly durable and abrasion-resistant chrome coating on the surface of metal parts. This chrome plating method is primarily intended to enhance the surface's resistance to wear, corrosion, and abrasion. Hard chrome plating is often employed on parts subjected to demanding conditions, such as hydraulic cylinders, pistons, shafts, valves, and other machinery components. Functionally chromed parts are thus used in a wide range of industrial sectors, including heavy engineering, the automotive industry, mining, aviation, and more.